Sheer Determination Swimming Upstream in a Downstream World Kindle Edition

Sheer Determination

Swimming Upstream in a Downstream World Kindle Edition

by: Rick Chang

 51zLsq6rN1L._SY346_“As an early social entrepreneur in the Pacific Northwest, Kay Hirai was a pioneer in using strategic, business techniques to not only generate revenue but also to create positive, social change for the community and to revolutionize her industry. In Sheer Determination, she shares her journey from the early days as a budding entrepreneur to a seasoned business leader.”

— Whitney Keyes, Founder and CEO, WK Productions, and author of Propel

“Kay Hirai has captured the essence of what being an entrepreneur is all about. Her story methodically details the challenges, hard-fought successes, and the ever-present setbacks of growing a small business in this or any economy. In an industry known for its lack of business sophistication and high employee turnover, Kay proves that the right leadership, culture, business skills and best practices can turn “just a hair salon” into an extraordinary, profitable, world-class business worthy of the highest recognition.”

— Neil Ducoff, Founder & CEO of Strategies, and author of No-Compromise Leadership

“What does a small business and a large non-profit have in common? Plenty, when you are talking about Studio 904 and Northwest Harvest. Making a difference for those in need; demonstrating that philanthropy is not only good for the community, but also good for business; standing up for what is important; and understanding the power of volunteering — these are all themes that are powerfully displayed in Sheer Determination. Her insights are sensitive, sensible, and wise. As I have told her on numerous occasions, Kay is my hero.” — Shelley Rotondo, CEO of Northwest Harvest

Author BIO:

Keiko Kay Hirai is the founder of Studio 904 Hair Design, an award-winning salon that utilizes innovative, business concepts to best meet the needs of her valued customers. She is a respected business owner and philanthropist who provides a helping hand to those in need, especially women, children, and animals. In addition to Sheer Determination, she is the author of Yumi’s Life Lessons and Keiko’s Journey.

To learn more about Kay’s life and works, visit www.keikokayhirai.com



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